I'm at high risk of becoming diabetic and need to eat fruit that is low in sugar. Do you have a list of fruit that I should eat that are low in sugar? Also could you please tell me what foods to avoid eating? Thank you so much.

Good for you for wanting to take charge of your health before developing diabetes. Fruits that are lowest in sugar include berries (blueberries, blackberries, boysenberries), lemons, limes, and avocados (yes, avocado is a fruit!). Avoid fruit juices since they can be very high in sugar -- sometimes as much as soda! Without the fiber in the whole piece of fruit, fructose (the sugar in fruit juice) is processed quickly by our bodies and spikes blood sugar levels.

Focus on eating more vegetables, beans, and whole grains. These foods are high in fiber and help to slow down the release of sugars into our bodies. Choose lean meats and plain milk or yogurt for protein to help stabilize blood sugar as well.

For more information, check out our page on changing your diet to reduce the risk of diabetes. You can also browse our low-added sugar recipes for ideas for meals.

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